Public School: The 2016 Fall/Winter Collection

Public School rule the runway with their latest Fall/Winter collection: Women’s.No one does oversized clothing quite like Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow as their latest season hits the runway with a more grungy revenant vibe. Public School NYC presented its Fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection in the Hauser & Wirth gallery on West 18th Street that once belonged to legendary nightclub Roxy.

Taking their cues from the 1979 cult film The Warriors, Chow and Osbourne managed to create a city-as-warzone atmosphere making it the perfect other half to the menswear collection they launched a week ago. These born and raised new yorkers have kept true to their vision in always wanting men and women to share the same fabrics, the same silhouettes and same feel.

The mood for this season was a mix of old New York, post-punk, war, distress and sophistication, with a hint of coziness in its duster coats, anoraks, helmet-like hoods and gauze layers. Long, flowing and a bit high tech, each look was like a system that worked to create a new solution to getting dressed. With a colour canvas you can’t seem to overlook, the mostly black, army green and bold pops of hot pink only accentuate the vast creativity of the ready-to-wear collection.

The Public School Boys’ ability to touch an unfamiliar territory has always been their ‘key to success’ as they continue to collaborate and merge men’s and women’s collections for the future.    

Feature by Jeanita Hosea. 

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